We look at how social media use has exploded among street gangs and is changing the way they operate. Also, we hear from the architect who proposed a plan for Obama's presidential library to be in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood.
Organic gardener and educator, Jeanne Nolan, is in studio to talk sustainability, food awareness and growing good things on rooftops and backyard plots. Plus, Chicago Tribune launches a new "plan for Chicago". What's needed to make the city great?
I first met Charles Osgood almost 25 years ago. We were thrown together on a delightful assignment: A day in the life of blues great Koko Taylor. We spent time with Taylor and her husband Richard, who liked to be called "Pop," at their South Side home and at a concert.
Pulitzer Prize winner Clarence Page, the Chicago Tribune's most visible African-American writer and arguably one of its most popular staffers, is under scrutiny for failing to get advanced approval for a gig speaking to a group of Iranian exiles. But blogger Achy Obejas writes that the situation is more nuanced than the Tribune would have us believe.
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mary Schmich has a recipe for success — she says it stems in part from her desire to look, as she puts it, “one level under” the surface of the news. Sometimes that means channeling her reporting roots, going to “the place behind the place that happened.”